[ExI] agency-based personal identity

Jef Allbright jef at jefallbright.net
Tue Jun 26 16:38:35 UTC 2007

On 6/26/07, gts <gts_2000 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Jun 2007 11:49:15 -0400, Jef Allbright <jef at jefallbright.net>
> wrote:
> > Funny that you say so.  To the contrary, it seems to me that Gordon
> > consistently asserts the primacy of intellect...
> No. I think I understand now what Thomas was thinking. I don't "abdicate
> the intellect". However, following Nietzsche and Schopenhauer, I do assert
> the primacy of the will over the intellect.
> 1) We are not our thoughts. We have thoughts.
> 2) We think that which we will to think, i.e., the intellect serves the
> will.
> > Further, it seems quite clear (to me) that Gordon didn't challenge me
> True, I didn't. It's nice to see for a change that our views are at least
> roughly compatible.

Ironically funny though, that you would take pleasure in what is only
a meta-agreement about our disagreement.  Your statements 1 and 2
above are to me like intellectual fingernails screeching on a

I say that with good humor and full respect for you as a fellow person. ;-)

- Jef

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